Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Some Berlin Jesuit Fallout

Zollitsch, who leads the second-largest diocese in Germany, told the radio station Südwestrundfunk that he planned to inform the Pope Benedict XVI of the scandal in March. "Most of these cases are from 25 or 30 years ago," Zollitsch said. "At that time people believed that if the perpetrators admitted their injustices, they wouldn't do it anymore. It was naive to believe that." Last week the Church announced it would set up a telephone hotline for victims who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of church staff and would create a national office to review a rash of recent claims. Two priests have already resigned for failing to report sexual abuse accusations. 
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